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September 15, 2020

Can I Order a Virginia Beach Security System Installation With Existing Hardware?

So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has security equipment. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a complete security package? You may even already have a system with another provider, but don’t like their service.

Luckily, you might be able to have a Virginia Beach security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.

You Moved Into A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Installed

When you walked through your new house, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still come to your house to verify that the components are still functioning and update your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly contract.

However, don't assume that you're stuck with your previous system. A lot of new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to get devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.

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You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Item

A while ago, you may have set up an exterior camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you're ready for a full Virginia Beach security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off component, can you add it to the new system?

Many times yes -- but no promises. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a quick set up to link the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which DIY components can pair to the control panel and mobile app.

You’d Like To Keep Using Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies

If the security service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about changing companies without replacing system. First, you’ll need to see if your current provider has proprietary components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your devices. That can feel like a pain, but at least you'll have the latest and greatest products that may have more features and be easier to use.

If you can switch, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just verify that you don't have outstanding contracts before you switch over. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .

Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Virginia Beach Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware

To find out if your old devices will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your needs and let you know what components you can keep and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (757) 241-4673 or complete the form below to start your quote.